From the National Women’s History Project:
“In Iraq, the front line is everywhere.and everywhere in Iraq, women in the U.S. military fight. More than 155,000 of them have served in Iraq since 2003. This is 4 times the number of women sent to Desert Storm in 1991- and more than 430 have been wounded and over 70 killed. This is almost twice the number of U.S. military women killed in action in Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm combined.”
The common courtesy is to wish you a happy Memorial Day, and I do. Just know that a holiday to honor those who died in service of the United States isn’t all about wars gone by, and it isn’t all about the men.
(Image Credit: USMilitary.com)